Governor Phil Murphy has declared NJ is in a State Of Emergency that started at 5:00 this morning.

August 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Today, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a State of Emergency beginning on Tuesday, August 4th at 5:00 a.m., ahead of Hurricane Isaias. Executive Order No. 174 declares a State of Emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the hurricane. Additionally, all state offices will be closed on August 4th.

“Hurricane Isaias is expected to impact the state with severe weather conditions, including strong winds and heavy rainfall,” said Governor Murphy. “The safety of our residents is our main priority, and we urge everyone to be informed of local weather conditions and to stay off the roads.”The Governor encourages New Jerseyans to visit for important weather updates and safety information. Residents should also pay attention to local forecasts, warnings, and watches.For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey, visit the U.S. National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly at

For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area, visit the U.S. National Weather Service New York, N.Y. at

Copy of Executive Order #174 

Phil Murphy:

UPDATE: I am declaring a STATEWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY for Hurricane Isaias effective at 5:00 AM on Tuesday, August 4, 2020:
☑️Do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary
☑️If you MUST drive, take it slow, use caution, and leave extra time to get to your destination

☑️All State offices will be CLOSED tomorrow
☑️Non-essential @NJGov personnel should NOT report to work for their normal shift
☑️Essential employees should report on schedule

☑️Visit for traffic updates and for additional info
☑️There is no travel ban at this time

☑️Take down ALL temporary structures, including outdoor dining tents and umbrellas
☑️Secure loose furniture and other objects
☑️Charge your devices
☑️Stay updated: New Jersey Office of Emergency ManagementNew Jersey Board of Public Utilities

The State Emergency Operations Center will be open throughout the storm. Check back for more updates and stay tuned to your local weather to plan ahead.

For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey, stay updated at @NWS_MountHolly or by visiting For those living in Northern New Jersey, check for updates at @NWSNewYorkNY or by visiting